The Decisional Needs of Young Patients Faced with the Decision to Undergo Dental Treatment with Sedation or GA.



Hulin, Joe, Baker, Sarah, Marshman, Zoe, Albadri, Sondos ORCID: 0000-0001-6516-9497 and Rodd, Helen
(2017) The Decisional Needs of Young Patients Faced with the Decision to Undergo Dental Treatment with Sedation or GA. SAAD digest, 33. 18 - 23.

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Abstract

To explore the decisional needs of young patients faced with the choice of dental treatment with either sedation or general anaesthetic (GA).Twelve qualitative interviews were conducted with patients, aged 10-16 yr (n=12), who had prior experience of dental treatment with sedation or GA, together with their parents/ guardians (n=13).A number of themes were identified as being important in the decision-making process including: the method of administration; waiting and treatment times; perceived side effects and risks; treatment type; control and communication, and the long term impact of sedation or GA.The decision to undergo dental treatment with sedation or GA is a complex healthcare decision and warrants additional decisional support for both patients and their parents/ guardians.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Humans, Anesthesia, Dental, Anesthesia, General, Conscious Sedation, Decision Making, Adolescent, Child, Female, Male, Patient Preference, Self Report
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2018 07:48
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2021 05:09
Open Access URL: http://www.saad.org.uk/Digest/SAAD_Digest_2017_web...
URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3025672